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6405 North Federal Hwy., Suite 404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Current Leadership Position
Director of Robotic Surgery, FYC Urology
Urology, urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, daVinci® robotic surgery, laparascopic surgery, single-incision surgery, robotic prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, robotic ureteral surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, kidney cancer ablation therapy, cryotherapy of kidney and prostate cancer, radiofrequency ablation of kidney cancer, bladder cancer, adrenal tumor, testicular cancer, kidney stones, laser stone surgery, shockwave stone surgery, percutaneous stone surgery, robotic stone surgery, hematuria, pheochromocytoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy, greenlight prostate surgery
University of Miami Endourology - 2 Year Mimimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship
Notable Work Experience
MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX
American Board of Urology (Pending Certification)
Endourological Society Fellow Certificate
SPIDER® (Single Port Instrument Delivery Extended Reach) Surgical System Certification, TransEnterix
DaVinci® Robotic Surgery Certification, Global Robotics Institute
DaVinci® Robotics Resident Training Course Certification, Ohio State University
Residency / Fellowship
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive, Robotics and Endourology - University of Miami - Miami, FL (July 2010-June 2012)
Residency, Urology - University of Texas Health Science Center / MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX (July 2006-June 2010)
Internship, General Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX (July 2005-June 2006)
Emory Univerity School of Medicine, M.D. - Atlanta, GA (May 2005)
Texas A & M Univeristy, B.S. Biomedical Science - College Station, TX (May 2001)
American Urological Association
The Endourological Society
Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association
Florida Urological Association
American Urological Association Tissue Ablative Course Faculty Member - University of Miami (2010)
Highest AUA In-Service Exam - University of Texas Health Science Center (2008)
La Salle Medical School of City of Mexico Preceptorship Program (2005)
Atlanta-Tbilisi International Healthcare Partnership (2002)
Magna cum Laude, Texas A& M University (2001)
University Honors and Foundation Honors, Texas A & M University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Internship (1997-2000)
Texas A & M University Lechner Academic Scholarship (1997)
Rotary International Academic Scholarship (1997)
Texas A & M Class of 2001 Univeristy Scholar
Junior 1999 Gathright Scholar Award
Gorbatiy V, Castro Jr A, Mure A, Iremashvili V, Castle SM, Leveillee RJ. Renal Volumetric Analysis: A New Paradigm in Renal Mass Treatment Assessment. Journal of Endourology. March, 2013.
Castle SM, Gorbatiy V, Avallone MA, Eldefrawy A, Caulton DE, Leveillee RJ. Cost comparison of nephron-sparing treatments for cT1a renal masses. Urol Oncol 2012.
Castle SM, Gorbatiy V, Ekwenna O, Young E, Leveillee RJ. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy for renal angiomyolipoma (AML): an alternative to angio-embolization and nephron-sparing surgery. BJU Int 2012;109:384–387.
Castle SM, Gorin MA, Gorbatiy V, Leveillee RJ. Preoperative patient counseling for diagnostic renal biopsy and complications with renal radiofrequency ablation. World J Urol 2012.
Castle SM, Gorbatiy V, Salas N, Gorin MA, Landman J, Leveillee RJ. Development and evaluation of a novel cadaveric model for performance of image-guided percutaneous renal tumor ablation. J Surg Educ 2012; 69:30–33.
Gorbatiy V, Castle SM, Leveillee JR. Video: “Simple Nephrectomy using the TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System.” Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology. 2011 June 14.
Leveillee RJ, Castle SM, Salas N, Doshi M, Gorbatiy V, O’Neill W. Improved Targeting of Radio-frequency Ablation Probes and Thermal Sensors: A Preliminary Investigation of Flat-panel CT Guided Ablation of Renal Tumors in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. J Endourology. 2011 June 14.
Castle SM, Gorbatiy V, Ekwenna O, Leveillee RJ. Laparoscopic and Image-guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Tumors: Patient Selection and Outcomes. Curr Urol Rep. 2011 Apr; 12(2):100-6.
Salas N, Gorin MA, Gorbatiy V, Castle SM, Bird VG, Leveillee RJ. Laparoendoscopic Single Site Nephrectomy With the SPIDER Surgical System: Engineering Advancements Tested in a Porcine Model. J Endourol. 2011 Mar 9.
Gorbatiy V, Castle SM, Ramanathan R, Leveillee RJ. Imaging and focal therapy in prostate and kidney cancer. Panminerva Med. 2010 Dec; 52(4):297-306.
Sharp HJ, Swanson DA, Patel H, Gorbatiy V, Frenzel JC, Frank SJ. Subacute penile numbness after brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Brachytherapy. 2010 Aug 2.
Gorbatiy V, Westney OL, Wang R. Simultaneous Placement of an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis and a Male Urethral Sling Through a Single Perineal Incision. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2010 Feb; 7(2 Pt 1): 832-8.
Gorbatiy V, Spiess P, Pisters L. The Growing Teratoma Syndrome: Current Review. Indian Journal of Urology. 2009 Apr; 25(2):186-9
Gorbatiy V. “Writing a Petition.” Interactive Version of Killingsworth, M. J. and Jackie Palmer. Information in Action, 3rd Ed. Web Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1999
Gorbatiy V. “How to Get a Driver’s License: A Guide for International Students.” Interactive Version of Killingsworth, M. J. and Jackie Palmer. Information in Action, 3rd Ed. Web Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1999.
Gorbatiy V, Castle SM, Ortiz N, Gorin MA, Bird V, Leveillee RJ. The "Al dente" Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Tumors: Use of Peripheral Fiberoptic Temperature Monitoring Saves Nephrons. Engineering in Urology Society, American Urological Association Meeting. May, 2012.
Gorbatiy V, Gorin MA, Castle SM, Fernandez-Prada KD, Karjanawanichkul W, Salas N, Leveillee RJ. In vivo testing of the second generation, novel SPIDER laparoendoscopic single-site surgical system. Engineering in Urology Society, American Urological Association Meeting. May, 2011.
Leveillee RJ, Castle SM, Salas N, Gorbatiy V. Radiofrequency ablation of small renal masses: 8.75 year experience at a single institution. SESAUA Annual Meeting, March, 2011.
Castle SM, Gorbatiy V, Eldefrawy A, Karjanawanichkul W, Leveillee RJ. Comparison of reimbursement among various nephron-sparing surgeries (NSS) for small renal masses. SESAUA Annual Meeting, March, 2011.
Castle SM, Karjanawanichkul W, Gorbatiy V, Salas N, Leveillee RJ. Application of “cinch and tie” technique to robotic nephropexy for posterior abdominal wall fixation. SESAUA Annual Meeting, March, 2011.
Urology, Manuscript Reviewer, 2011-Present
Canadian Journal of Urology, Manuscript Reviewer, 2012-Present
Journal of Endourology, Manuscript Reviewer, 2011-Present
Gorbatiy V. Current Management of Male Sexual Dysfunction. Broward Health Continuing Medical Education. Broward Health Medical Center. May 29, 2013.
Gorbatiy V. Medical Management of Renal Stones: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians. Broward Health Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Didactics. March 15, 2013.
Gorbatiy V. The “Al Dente” Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Tumors: Use of peripheral Fiberoptic Temperature Monitoring Saves Nephrons. Poster Session. Engineering in Urology Section of the Endourological Society. Atlanta, GA. May 19, 2012.
Gorbatiy V. Laparoscopic Hand-assisted Renal Surgery. Applied Medical Urology Workshop. Faculty. Miami, FL. November 4, 2011.
Gorbatiy V. Medical Management of Renal Stones: Practical Guide. University of Miami Department of Urology Didactic Lecture Series. April 1, 2011.
Gorbatiy V, Castle SM, Karjanawanichkul W, Leveillee RJ. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy outcomes at a single institution. SESAUA Annual Meeting. March 18, 2011.
Gorbatiy V. Laparoscopic Hand-assisted Renal Surgery. Applied Medical Urology Workshop. Faculty. Miami, FL. March 12, 2011.
Gorbatiy V. Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation: Patient Selection for Optimal Ablation Outcomes and Critical Analysis of the Literature. AUA Needle Ablative Therapy Course: Kidney and Prostate. Miami, Florida. November 13, 2010.
Gorbatiy V. Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Building a Case for Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. University of Miami Department of Urology Didactic Lecture Series. September 17, 2010.
Gorbatiy V, Ramanathan R, Leveillee R. Radiofrequency ablation of Renal Tumors in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. World Congress of Endourology, 2010
Gorbatiy V. Electrosurgery. University of Texas Health Science Center Division of Urology Grand Rounds. June 16, 2010
Gorbatiy V. Current Prostate Biopsy Strategies. Prostate Cancer Didactic Module Lecture Series. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Urology, January 2009.
Gorbatiy V, Westney OL, Wang R. Cost and Time Benefit of Dual Implantation of Inflatable Penile and Bulbourethral Sling Prosthetics by Single Perineal Incision. Poster Presentation. Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting, December 2008.
Gorbatiy V. “Retroperitoneal Anatomy” University of Texas Division of Urology Grand Rounds. October 2007.
Gorbatiy V, Kobylivker A, Piraner M. “Hepatitis C virus infection in the Republic of Georgia.” Poster Presentation. Emory University Medical Student Research Day, January 2003.
Gorbatiy V, Bernstein L. “Comparative Studies of TPA Induced DNA Damage in Tumor Promotion Sensitive and Promotion Resistant JB6 Cells.” Poster Presentation. Texas A&M University Student Research Day, 2001.
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